Maja Peraica

Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia
Lecture Title: 
"Toxic effects of mycotoxins in humans”

Maja Peraica, MD, PhD, ERT is a Croatian scientist and Head of the Unit of Toxicology, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health in Zagreb. She holds degrees from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine (1980) and the University of Padua (Italy) School of Medicine (1994). She earned her Master’s degree at the Zagreb Faculty of Science after successfully graduating from the University of Zagreb Postgraduate School of Biomedicine (1982-1986). She later also graduated from the Postgraduate School of Occupational Health, University of Zagreb School of Medicine (1987-1989). In 1993, she earned a PhD degree from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. She began working at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health Unit of Toxicology, Zagreb in 1982. From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Peraica obtained several fellowships and conducted research at the Institute for Occupational Health in Padua, Italy. Since 2011, she has been the Chief of the Unit of Toxicology. In 2006, Dr. Peraica earned the title of Scientific Advisor and in 2011, Scientific Advisor with tenure. She has collaborated with the WHO and EFSA as an expert in the toxicology of pesticides and toxicology of mycotoxins.

She published approx. 90 full original scientific articles, 6 book chapters, and 120 abstracts in proceedings of national and international congresses. Dr. Peraica’s publications have been cited 1935 times in relevant scientific sources, whereas her Scopus h-index is currently 26.

Since 2010, Dr. Peraica has been the president of the Croatian Society of Toxicology. She is an individual member of EUROTOX from 1987, and in 2017 she became a European Registered Toxicologist.